November 15 or 16
7pm Adults & Teens
Open Auditions for teens and adults!
This cast can be gender diverse and we welcome anyone to audition.
The director may do cold readings from the script and/or improv games with you for the audition.
DIRECTED BY KAREN LAND
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s classic farce, two of its original writer/performers (Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield) thoroughly revised the show to bring it up to date for 21st-century audiences, incorporating some of the funniest material from the numerous amateur and professional productions that have been performed throughout the world. The cultural touchstone that is THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) was born when three inspired, charismatic comics, having honed their pass-the-hat act at Renaissance fairs, premiered their preposterous masterwork at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1987. It quickly became a worldwide phenomenon, earning the title of London’s longest-running comedy after a decade at the Criterion Theatre. THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) is one of the world’s most frequently produced plays and has been translated into several dozen languages. Featured are all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays, meant to be performed in 97 minutes, by three actors. Fast paced, witty, and physical, it’s full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike.
Rehearsal schedule will be created based on actor availability.
Performances will be weekends March 11-20, 2022
All questions can be emailed to Chad@GettysburgCommunityTheatre.org
“A madcap condensation that features nonstop laughs. Done at a whirlwind pace and with great delight, they are sure to win over even the most skeptical. And there is no doubt that William Shakespeare himself … would approve.” —Daily Variety
“If you like Shakespeare, you’ll like this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you’ll love this show!” —The Today Show
“Stupendous, anchorless joy!” —The London Times
“Wildly funny. Masterful!” —The Los Angeles Times
REQUIREMENTS & INFORMATION
Audition Forms are available at the audition and are required for productions that you wish to be considered for.
Audition Notices are posted on facebook, and sent via GCT e-news. Sign up for e-news here.
BRING your calendar with you to the auditions to write down you unavailability on your audition form. Rehearsal schedule will be created based around this IF you are cast.
Auditions do not guarantee casting.
We hope to see YOU here. All are welcome.
GCT is located at 49 York Street in Gettysburg.
IF CAST, YOU MUST ATTEND A MANDATORY ORIENTATION AND SUBMIT TO TWO FREE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA BACKGROUND CHECKS TO PARTICIPATE AT GCT.
ALL cast, crew, musicians, and volunteers must have these clearances on file for all GCT productions.
A NOTE ABOUT CASTING & AUDITION ETIQUETTE
A great deal of thought goes into casting for each production with many different factors being taken into consideration including but not limited to: chemistry with other actors, height, vocal range/ability, dance ability, projection/articulation ability, and almost always schedule availability.
Not all casting decisions will please everyone, but it is important to respect the decisions and accept the casting and move forward in a positive light for the good of the theatre and everyone involved. Discussing or questioning casting is against policy at GCT. Good performers can find something new to learn about and improve their skills during any production. Bad performers are lazy, they complain, are disruptive, and don’t show good teamwork skills to support the good of the overall production. Be part of a team and a theatre family.
Per GCT Handbook, it is expected that you will refrain from discussing or questioning casting. Additionally, if cast, please do not post anything about casting on social media outlets until such time you see that GCT posts it on their Facebook page first. The reason for this is that some people may have not been cast or may not have been contacted yet by GCT and seeing or hearing things from others about auditions/casting can sometimes cause unnecessary anxiety or hurt feelings before the theatre has had the chance to contact everyone that auditioned.
Be respectful and supportive of others during the audition process. For some actors it may be their very first time auditioning for a show anywhere.
Relax and have fun. We want you to enjoy yourself and show us your best audition.
GCT is committed to fully inclusive casting. Volunteer performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, as well as volunteer performers with disabilities, are encouraged to audition year-round!
Additionally, except in cases where the script and the contract with publisher gives specific notice, GCT will consider any ethnicities and any gender identity for any role.
UPCOMING AUDITION DATES
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